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  • Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers
    (24-May-2017)
    Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, research suggests

  • Blacks More Prone to Colon Cancers That Arise Between Colonoscopies: Study
    (22-May-2017)
    Differences in biology or in the quality of screenings blacks receive may be to blame, researchers say

  • Overweight Boys Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk as Adults
    (19-May-2017)
    But study also found that losing weight as young adults lowered those odds

  • Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings
    (18-May-2017)
    Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies

  • More Cancers Caught Early Since Obamacare
    (18-May-2017)
    Access to screening likely behind the boost, cancer experts say

  • Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer
    (18-May-2017)
    For patients with the rare disease, survival benefit was seen in those given Xeloda, researchers say

  • Nuts! Good Medicine for Colon Cancer Survivors?
    (17-May-2017)
    Survival benefits seen when combined with healthy diet and exercise, researchers say

  • Get Ready for Your 'Capsule Robot' Colon Cancer Check
    (08-May-2017)
    Tiny, magnet-guided device might someday replace colonoscopy, researchers say

  • Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk
    (25-Apr-2017)
    After a stool test shows potential trouble, speedy follow-up could be key, study finds

  • Many Disabled Adults Aren't Screened for Colon Cancer: Study
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Transportation issues, lack of awareness and other barriers may be at issue

  • 'Cancer Profile' Is Changing for Americans With HIV
    (05-Apr-2017)
    AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030

  • Prolonged Antibiotic Use Tied to Precancerous Colon Growths
    (05-Apr-2017)
    Drugs that alter gut bacteria might set stage for polyp development, researcher says

  • Can Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Lower Cancer Death Risk?
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Large U.S. study points to the drug's potential tumor-fighting abilities

  • Survival Continues to Improve for Most Cancers
    (31-Mar-2017)
    Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds

  • High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (28-Mar-2017)
    Taking triple the daily recommendation didn't lower risk in older women, but larger trials are underway

  • Keep Colon Cancer at Bay
    (22-Mar-2017)
    Colonoscopy best way to detect disease while still curable, gastroenterologist says

  • Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Digestive organs may be hardest hit by too much weight, study suggests

  • Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50
    (01-Mar-2017)
    Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

  • Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials
    (28-Feb-2017)
    And an old adversary -- the obesity epidemic -- may be the cause, U.S. researchers say

  • Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too
    (01-Feb-2017)
    This was true even in normal-weight women, study suggests

  • Gut Bacteria May Link Diet, Colon Cancer, Study Says
    (26-Jan-2017)
    High-fiber foods associated with lower risk of certain tumors

  • Is Chemo Overused in Younger Colon Cancer Patients?
    (25-Jan-2017)
    Study found the treatment often wasn't beneficial, but cancer expert says more research is needed

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Over Three Decades
    (24-Jan-2017)
    But clusters of high death rates remain in some pockets of the country, study finds

  • Even a Little Daily Activity May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Walking or gardening 30 minutes daily was linked to better prospects for advanced-stage disease

  • Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poor

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    (05-Jan-2017)
    Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatment

  • Vitamin E, Selenium Don't Cut Colon Cancer Risk: Study
    (21-Dec-2016)
    The two antioxidants didn't help prevent polyps, researchers say

  • Many Early Colon Cancers Linked to Inherited Genes
    (15-Dec-2016)
    One in 6 diagnosed under 50 has at least one gene mutation that ups risk, study says

  • Some Low-Income, Uninsured Patients Aren't Referred for Colonoscopy
    (13-Dec-2016)
    Follow-up is not consistent, even if they're part of 'safety net' health program

  • Additive in Processed Foods Tied to Colon Cancer in Mice
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Emulsifiers may change intestinal bacteria and promote inflammation, researchers say

  • Colon Cancer's Location May Determine Patient Survival
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Study found 'right-sided' tumors had worse prognoses, with implications for screening and treatment

  • Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
    (20-Oct-2016)
    Many lives could be saved if people avoided alcohol and smoking, ate better and stayed active, researchers report

  • Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

  • To Help Prevent Colon Cancer, 'Listen to Your Gut'
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Belly pain and black or bloody stools should not be ignored, doctor says

  • Study: Colonoscopy After 75 May Not Be Worth It
    (26-Sep-2016)
    But, expert says age shouldn't be only criterion for screening for colon cancer

  • Vitamin A Compound Might Aid in Colon Cancer Fight
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Researchers studying connection between retinoic acid and inflammation in gut

  • Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Risk appears to be particularly high for people who had breast or colon cancer

  • Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?
    (10-Aug-2016)
    High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

  • Omega-3s in Fish Tied to Better Colon Cancer Outcomes
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, however, so experts believe more data is needed

  • Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?
    (08-Jul-2016)
    Study found an association -- but no proof -- of prolonged survival

  • Researchers Get Closer to Test Predicting Colon Cancer's Return
    (07-Jul-2016)
    DNA-based screen would aid treatment decisions for people with early-stage disease

  • Regular Doctor Visits Can Help Spot Colon Cancer
    (04-Jul-2016)
    Early detection improves likelihood of survival, researchers note

  • Five New Genes Linked to Colon Cancer
    (24-Jun-2016)
    But researchers say it's likely that all the major genetic mutations have been discovered

  • Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk
    (23-Jun-2016)
    The 'good' life cuts tumor odds up to 45 percent and risk of cancer death up to 61 percent, study finds

  • Expert Panel Reaffirms Need for Colon Cancer Screen Beginning at Age 50
    (15-Jun-2016)
    U.S. advisory group says there's not enough evidence to endorse one screening method over another

  • Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors
    (06-Jun-2016)
    Large study found it predicted when cancer DNA was mutating, could help tailor treatments to avoid drug resistance

  • Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients
    (06-Jun-2016)
    3 in 4 get aggressive therapies with painful side effects in last months of their lives, study finds

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Longer Colon Cancer Survival
    (02-Jun-2016)
    Study found most benefit seen in those taking the drug before their cancer diagnosis

  • Make That Memorial Day BBQ Tasty -- and Safe
    (27-May-2016)
    Cooking meat at high temperatures can release harmful chemicals, but a few precautions help, nutritionist says

  • Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk
    (25-May-2016)
    But study only found an association and doesn't prove that atrial fibrillation causes cancer

  • Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50
    (24-May-2016)
    Incidence up more than 10 percent in 10 years among Americans, study finds

  • Time to Drop the 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?
    (24-May-2016)
    Consuming limited amount of low-fiber food day before didn't disrupt procedure, study finds

  • A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival
    (19-May-2016)
    Researchers saw an effect, but experts stress that heavier people also have higher odds of getting cancer

  • Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival: Study
    (18-May-2016)
    It found that patients with tumors on the left side lived longer than those with malignancies on the right

  • Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?
    (12-May-2016)
    Loss of female hormones may explain potential association, researchers say

  • Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study
    (26-Apr-2016)
    But cholesterol levels may be associated with reduced chance of disease

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study
    (25-Apr-2016)
    Improved odds seen for patients with colon, prostate or breast tumors, but research isn't definitive

  • Small Study Supports New Stool-Based Colon Cancer Test
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Cologuard may help spot tumors, but researcher, experts agree that colonoscopy is preferred option

  • Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk
    (15-Apr-2016)
    Older women taking metformin saw a boost in survival, study suggests

  • Expert Panel Reaffirms Daily Aspirin's Use Against Heart Disease, Colon Cancer
    (11-Apr-2016)
    Guideline applies to people in their 50s, many in their 60s, who are already at higher risk for heart disease

  • Happy Marriage May Prompt Men to Get Colonoscopy: Study
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Women encourage healthful behaviors in their husbands, but look to others for advice about their own preventive care

  • A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?
    (01-Apr-2016)
    The brew, in any form, might cut colon cancer risk; the more you drink, the lower the risk, study suggests

  • Gene May Explain Higher Rates of Some Cancers in Black People
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Tests were done on mice, but need to be confirmed in humans, researchers say

  • Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: Study
    (10-Mar-2016)
    Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

  • Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Diet, weight and physical activity play a significant role, expert says

  • Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain Risks
    (03-Mar-2016)
    Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low

  • Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers
    (03-Mar-2016)
    The effect was seen most strongly with colon, gastrointestinal tumors, researchers report

  • For Cancer Patients, Pain May Rise as Finances Dwindle
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Suffering can escalate for those with two months of reserves or less, study finds

  • Canadian Medical Panel Advises Against Routine Colonoscopy
    (22-Feb-2016)
    Experts in the United States believe the move is misguided, however

  • Racial Gap in U.S. Cancer Deaths Is Narrowing: Report
    (22-Feb-2016)
    But black women still more susceptible to breast cancer, black men to colon cancer

  • Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before Colonoscopy
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Limit fiber several days in advance of the exam

  • Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital
    (03-Feb-2016)
    Patients at one health care system waited almost 6 months for colonoscopy after stool sample results

  • More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer, Analysis Finds
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them

  • Study Finds Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Colonoscopy still preferred screening, but this offers less invasive option, researchers say

  • Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery
    (20-Jan-2016)
    Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

  • Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients
    (19-Jan-2016)
    Doctors need to heed preferences of patients, prepare for end of life sooner, experts say

  • Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger Age
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Researchers say screening guidelines in U.S. should be reviewed

  • Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Though incidence lower than among white Americans, researchers say

  • For Cancer Survivors, Expenses Keep Mounting
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Even after treatment, medical costs are still thousands more annually, study finds

  • Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991: Study
    (07-Jan-2016)
    That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says

  • Colon Cancer Among Hispanics Varies by Birthplace
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Study found people from Cuba, Puerto Rico have highest death rates from the disease

  • Paid Sick Leave Can Be Crucial When Cancer Strikes
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Patients nearly twice as likely to keep their jobs if they had the benefit, study found

  • One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision

  • Cancer Rates Dropping in Rich Countries, Rising in Poorer Ones: Study
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Low- and middle-income countries adopting Western lifestyle, which increases risk of disease, experts say

  • Vistogard Approved for Chemotherapy Overdose
    (11-Dec-2015)
    For drugs often prescribed to treat breast, colon cancers

  • Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Unique coalition may be one reason why, and might serve as model for other cities, experts say

  • Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer: WHO
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Meanwhile, red meat only shows some association with an increased risk for colon cancer, expert panel says

  • Vitamin D, Calcium May Not Prevent Colon Cancer After All
    (14-Oct-2015)
    Large study finds supplements no better than placebo at warding off recurring polyps

  • Colonoscopy Findings Fade Quickly From Memory
    (08-Oct-2015)
    Study found the more time between checks, the less likely patients remembered the results

  • More Evidence Daily Aspirin May Fight Colon Cancer, Other Gastro Tumors
    (28-Sep-2015)
    4-year study found survival doubled for gastrointestinal cancer patients who took low-dose pill each day

  • Lonsurf Approved for Advanced Colon Cancer
    (22-Sep-2015)
    Among people who aren't responding to other treatments

  • People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

  • Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk
    (27-Aug-2015)
    Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds

  • Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk
    (24-Aug-2015)
    But findings should be viewed with care, researcher says

  • One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study
    (19-Aug-2015)
    Limit alcohol consumption, especially if you've ever smoked, experts say

  • Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?
    (17-Aug-2015)
    Study found an association but didn't prove cause and effect

  • 'Scoring System' May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy
    (11-Aug-2015)
    But one expert cautions that even 'low risk' patients can still develop suspicious polyps

  • For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough
    (05-Aug-2015)
    Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

  • 1 in 3 Colon Cancers in Young People Has Genetic Link
    (24-Jul-2015)
    Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

  • Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized
    (13-Jul-2015)
    Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

  • Colon Cancer Deaths Falling, But 3 U.S. Regions Lag Behind
    (08-Jul-2015)
    Rates aren't improving as much in parts of the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and eastern Virginia, study finds

  • Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds
    (02-Jul-2015)
    But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

  • The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters
    (16-Jun-2015)
    Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

  • Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35
    (15-Jun-2015)
    Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

  • Rise in Colon Cancer Screening After Obamacare, Study Finds
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Increase in colonoscopy and other tests was typically seen among poorer, less educated Americans

  • Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2015)
    New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

  • Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients
    (29-May-2015)
    Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

  • Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study
    (21-May-2015)
    Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

  • Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival
    (07-May-2015)
    Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

  • Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC
    (07-May-2015)
    These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

  • Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks
    (28-Apr-2015)
    Study found more polyps, other markers of colon tumor risk in those eating 'Western' high-fat, low-fiber fare

  • Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

  • Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds
    (20-Apr-2015)
    But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease

  • Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

  • Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer
    (01-Apr-2015)
    Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

  • Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

  • Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men
    (26-Mar-2015)
    Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

  • Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some
    (17-Mar-2015)
    Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

  • More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

  • Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
    (09-Mar-2015)
    Benefits greatest for fish eaters, researchers say

  • Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival
    (24-Feb-2015)
    Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side

  • More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

  • Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input
    (12-Feb-2015)
    But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

  • Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer
    (06-Feb-2015)
    After 7 years of follow-up, researchers found smokers' odds of dying twice as high

  • Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

  • Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds
    (14-Jan-2015)
    Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says

  • Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients
    (13-Jan-2015)
    Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

  • Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds
    (12-Jan-2015)
    But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

  • Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

  • Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years
    (31-Dec-2014)
    American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

  • Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

  • Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

  • Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests
    (08-Dec-2014)
    Researchers also found exercising seven hours or more a week boosted chances of living longer

  • Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65
    (05-Dec-2014)
    Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

  • Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

  • Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery
    (18-Nov-2014)
    VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50

  • Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Reasons behind trend unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans

  • 'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Study finds pre-op exercise, diet and relaxation program helps after procedure

  • Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened

  • Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

  • Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Men in particular would benefit from 5 lifestyle practices, researchers say

  • Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Fiber-based formulations seem to lower chances for the disease, non-fiber products seem to raise them

  • Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors
    (30-Sep-2014)
    Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

  • Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

  • Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

  • Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors

  • Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says
    (27-Aug-2014)
    Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

  • Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

  • FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test
    (12-Aug-2014)
    DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

  • New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States

  • Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study
    (12-Aug-2014)
    But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead

  • Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Research in Southern California VA system points to lack of primary care doctor as one factor

  • Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Test could be used in addition to current methods to better improve detection

  • New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes
    (07-Aug-2014)
    Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

  • Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows
    (06-Aug-2014)
    Taking low-dose pill each day fights numerous malignancies, and benefits outweigh any risk

  • Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

  • HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

  • Diets High in Dairy Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival, a Bit
    (24-Jun-2014)
    But, at least one expert strongly disagrees, and instead recommends that cancer patients avoid dairy

  • New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer
    (23-Jun-2014)
    They may be less likely to develop a form of the disease that's easier to treat, study says

  • Popular Crohn's, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    After nearly 4 years of follow-up, people taking the drugs were no more likely to develop cancer

  • Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers
    (16-Jun-2014)
    Those with the most chair time had worse odds for colon, endometrial cancers, researchers suggest

  • Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study
    (11-Jun-2014)
    New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say

  • Half a Million Cancers Prevented by Colon Screenings: Study
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Finding estimates success of colorectal exams over 30 years

  • First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Healthy seniors might gain an extra month or more of life by getting checked, study suggests

  • Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return: Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Healthy habits important even when you're sick, researcher says

  • New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients
    (05-May-2014)
    Shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, earlier return to normal eating seen in study

  • Aspirin's Ability to Prevent Colon Cancer May Depend on Your Genes
    (23-Apr-2014)
    Benefit was seen only with enzyme present, but study isn't definitive

  • Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds
    (10-Apr-2014)
    People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say

  • Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival
    (09-Apr-2014)
    Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

  • Doctors' Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients' Colon Cancer Risk: Study
    (02-Apr-2014)
    You can ask your physician for polyp detection rates, experts say

  • Certain Colon Cancer Patients Might Benefit From Aspirin, Study Says
    (31-Mar-2014)
    Experts divided over whether drug should be added to treatment

  • FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test
    (28-Mar-2014)
    DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

  • Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

  • Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk
    (22-Mar-2014)
    Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise

  • Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect
    (20-Mar-2014)
    6 percent of patients who received clean bill of health after procedure got colon cancer within 3 to 5 years, study found

  • New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen
    (19-Mar-2014)
    DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say

  • Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans
    (17-Mar-2014)
    American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

  • 'Fat Hormone' Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Obese Men
    (20-Feb-2014)
    More precancerous polyps seen in small study as body fat increased

  • Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

  • At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer Called Accurate, But Not Foolproof
    (03-Feb-2014)
    Review of 19 studies found the exam spotted the disease about 79 percent of the time

  • Progress Against Cancer May Be Greater Than Thought
    (20-Jan-2014)
    Gains in saving patients' lives are obscured by increase in lifespans, study says

  • Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Study patients who had CEA blood test or CT scan were more likely to undergo follow-up surgery for disease

  • U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

  • 80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report
    (16-Dec-2013)
    But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

  • Germs That Inhabit Gut May Affect Colon Cancer Risk
    (06-Dec-2013)
    Some digestive bacteria might help prevent disease, while other types could be harmful, study suggests

  • New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer
    (04-Dec-2013)
    Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

  • Blacks Less Likely to See Cancer Specialists, Study Finds
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Research might explain better survival rates of whites with colorectal cancer

  • Poor Diet May Spur Inflammation-Related Health Problems
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Eating too much sugar and unhealthy fats linked to cancer and early death in study

  • 1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines: CDC
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Several testing options available for adults aged 50 and older

  • Too Much Sitting Tied to Higher Risk of Colon Polyps in Men
    (28-Oct-2013)
    'Active couch potatoes' who do get some exercise just as vulnerable, study suggests

  • Current Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Might Miss Some Patients
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Family history of the disease may be important for even more distant relatives, a new study suggests

  • Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Researchers say finding might help identify people at need for preventive treatment

  • Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Patients who had the less-invasive procedure were less likely to need nursing home care, study finds

  • Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2013)
    Risk of advanced disease, death greater than for middle-aged patients

  • Seeing Doctor Regularly May Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Study found Medicare beneficiaries who did were less likely to develop, die from the disease

  • Smokers Have Higher Complication Risk After Colon Surgery, Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Current smokers had highest rates of pneumonia, infection

  • Colon Cancer Screenings Work, Twin Studies Report
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and even fecal blood testing all lower risk of cancer death

  • First Generic Version of Xeloda Approved
    (16-Sep-2013)
    To treat colorectal or breast cancers

  • Cancer Drug May Be Helpful for Diabetes, Mouse Study Hints
    (15-Sep-2013)
    Zaltrap is currently used to treat colon cancer, eye disease

  • ER Visits Common After Seniors' Surgery, Study Finds
    (10-Sep-2013)
    At some hospitals 1 in 4 patients returns for emergency care following colon operation

  • Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?
    (14-Aug-2013)
    Study suggests pathway from oral bacteria to colon cells

  • Mailed Invites May Boost Colon Cancer Screening Rates: Study
    (05-Aug-2013)
    Offering a free colonoscopy or at-home test increased participation among uninsured

  • Experts Call for Redefinition of 'Cancer'
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Many growths are slow to progress and nonlethal, only leading to unnecessary treatment, panel says

  • Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors
    (25-Jul-2013)
    Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

  • Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Findings could influence screening guidelines, researchers say

  • Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk
    (15-Jul-2013)
    Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say

  • Study Ties Red and Processed Meats to Worse Colon Cancer Survival
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Patients may be wise to cut down on these foods, experts say

  • Aspirin's Anti-Colon Cancer Effect May Depend on Genes
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Tumors with a key mutation seemed unaffected by daily use of the drug, study found

  • Another Study Finds Colonoscopy Can Save Lives
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Earlier stage of diagnosis, better survival for patients whose cancer was spotted via routine screening

  • Gene-Based Blood Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Early trial supports accuracy of the screening, which could be a boon in preventing the disease

  • Endoscopes Not Always Cleaned Properly: Study
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Used to examine patients' gastrointestinal tracts, dirty devices might pose infection risk

  • Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

  • Healthy Grilling Tips for Summer Barbecues
    (09-Jun-2013)
    Enjoy outdoor cooking while keeping cancer risk to a minimum, expert urges

  • Gene-Based Blood Test Might Help Spot Colon Cancer
    (07-Jun-2013)
    Early study found it had high accuracy, but experts say it won't replace colonoscopy anytime soon

  • Prepping for a Colonoscopy: Why It's a Necessary Evil
    (30-May-2013)
    Though new techniques are on the horizon, doctors say colon-cleansing is here to stay

  • Delaying Colonoscopy Puts Man in Grave Danger
    (30-May-2013)
    A little 'short-term hassle' may have prevented stage 2 cancer, Wisconsin resident says

  • New Device May Show Doctors More of the Colon
    (20-May-2013)
    Advanced colonoscope has wider range of view than traditional models, picks up more polyps, study finds

  • New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer
    (16-May-2013)
    Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease

  • Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later
    (16-May-2013)
    Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

  • Grilling Tips to Cut Colon Cancer Risk
    (11-May-2013)
    Use less red meat, marinate and precook indoors, nutrition expert advises

  • Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Just a few cigarettes a day raises their risk, researchers say

  • Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
    (11-Apr-2013)
    American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

  • Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People
    (10-Apr-2013)
    Study found association only among those with specific genes

  • What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

  • Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival
    (12-Mar-2013)
    But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays

  • Seniors Getting Unnecessary Colonoscopies: Study
    (11-Mar-2013)
    23 percent of those over 70 undergo screenings that are inappropriate, researchers say

  • You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert
    (08-Mar-2013)
    Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise

  • Stars Pedal Hard to Help Fight Rare Cancers
    (04-Mar-2013)
    SNL's Seth Meyers, N.Y. Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich biked Sunday to raise money for the cause

  • Colonoscopy Cuts Advanced Cancer Risk by 70 Percent: Study
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Expert says annual fecal blood test is equally effective

  • Obesity, Exercise May Affect Risk for Key Type of Colon Cancer
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Finding could spur doctors to strongly recommend physical activity to vulnerable patients

  • Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common

  • Alcohol Blamed for 1 in Every 30 Cancer Deaths: Study
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Research suggests that even a little drinking can raise odds for malignancy

  • On-the-Job Stress Won't Raise Your Risk for Cancer, Study Finds
    (08-Feb-2013)
    But it could lead to behaviors that increase the chances of disease, one expert says

  • Cancer Rates Dropping Among Black Americans
    (05-Feb-2013)
    But they're still more likely to die from the disease than whites, study finds

  • Hoping to Ease Shortage, FDA Fast-Tracks Generic Form of Cancer Drug
    (04-Feb-2013)
    Agency says new availability of doxorubicin will help people battling malignancy

  • Too Much Sitting May Lower Odds of Surviving Colon Cancer
    (23-Jan-2013)
    Study also found that staying active reduced the risk of dying

  • 'Microbeads' May Boost Survival in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Small, preliminary study suggests radioactive beads may extend life by months in some patients

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped 20 Percent Since 1991
    (17-Jan-2013)
    American Cancer Society report credits better screening, treatment for the gains

  • U.S. Minorities Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening: Study
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Researcher says reasons include high cost, lower health literacy, lack of doctors

  • Brief Life Expectancy Should Rule Out Certain Cancer Screenings: Study
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Risks outweigh benefits for those with few years left, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report
    (07-Jan-2013)
    But, for some hard-to-treat cancers, deaths are increasing

  • Cancer-Related Fatigue Often Overlooked, Study Finds
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Doctors should address helpful behaviors, treatments, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Screening Rates Dropping: Study
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Confusing guidelines, insurance gaps may discourage people from getting recommended testing

  • Unhealthy Snacks Tied to Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Study found higher rates of precancerous lesions in people with Lynch syndrome

  • Avastin Shows No Benefit for Earlier Colon Cancer: Study
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Experts say while it can help in advanced disease, that doesn't mean it works at all stages

  • Is a Breath Test for Colon Cancer Possible?
    (05-Dec-2012)
    In small study, Italian researchers detected who had the disease with 75 percent accuracy

  • New DNA-Based Blood Test May Spot Signs of Cancer
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Early finding suggests it might become a routine screen in the future

  • High-Carb Diet Linked to Colon Cancer Recurrence in Study
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Other dietary factors also seemed to increase risk of cancer return

  • Quality of Life After Cancer May Depend on Tumor Type
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Certain types leave survivors with worse mental and physical well-being, study finds

  • Genes May Determine Aspirin's Effect on Advanced Colon Cancer
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Study finds taking it appears to slow tumor growth in patients with a particular genetic mutation

  • Many Terminal Cancer Patients Put False Hope in Chemo, Study Finds
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Doctors must improve their message, researchers say

  • Colonoscopy Screening May Have Cut Colon Cancer Rates
    (23-Oct-2012)
    Large, 20-year study found upper colon cancer cases decreased as Medicare coverage expanded

  • Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?
    (18-Oct-2012)
    Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies, study says

  • Race, Income Tied to Late Colon Cancer Diagnoses, Study Finds
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Delay raises risk for complications, death

  • Multivitamins May Slightly Lower Men's Cancer Risk: Study
    (17-Oct-2012)
    Researchers found a 'modest' 8 percent reduction

  • Millions of Healthy Years of Life Lost to Cancer Worldwide
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Study findings illustrate disease's burden 'quite starkly,' author says

  • New DNA Test Shows Promise for Spotting Colon Cancer
    (16-Oct-2012)
    Early study showed it could detect both cancerous and precancerous cells in colon

  • Coffee May Speed Up Bowel Recovery From Colon Surgery
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Normal function resumed more quickly than for water drinkers alone, study found

  • B Vitamin Supplements Don't Affect Colon Cancer Risk: Study
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Findings are reassuring, experts say

  • Rural Colon Cancer Patients Fare Worse
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Study shows they are diagnosed later and get fewer treatments than urban patients

  • Colon Cancer Gene Database May Assist Research Efforts
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Study collection helps scientists pinpoint disease risk factors

  • Stivarga Approved for Advanced Colorectal Cancer
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Designed to block enzymes that encourage tumor growth

  • Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study
    (02-Sep-2012)
    Daily activities by themselves are not enough, researcher says

  • New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative
    (31-Aug-2012)
    Researchers think the easier regimen will encourage more to get 'virtual colonoscopy'

  • Midlife Fitness May Mean Healthier Old Age, Study Finds
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Common conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's less likely

  • Missing Follow-Up Colonoscopies Could Raise Colon Cancer Risk
    (24-Aug-2012)
    Incomplete removal of polyps and poor follow-up are top factors for those at increased risk, researchers report

  • Zaltrap Approved for Advanced Colorectal Cancer
    (03-Aug-2012)
    Among people whose cancer has spread

  • Genes May Be Key for Patients With Multiple Colon Polyps
    (31-Jul-2012)
    In the future, genetic screening may be advised for those prone to inherited disorder, study suggests

  • If Colonoscopy Picks Up Cancer Risk, Get Next Screen in 5 Years: Study
    (25-Jul-2012)
    But U.S. recommendations call for 3-year interval after high-risk polyps removed

  • Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

  • Colon, Rectal Cancers Seem to Be Same Disease
    (18-Jul-2012)
    Research finds their genetic mutations to be virtually indistinguishable

  • New Drug Approved for Colonoscopy Preparation
    (17-Jul-2012)
    To help cleanse the colon

  • No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

  • New Test Helps Evaluate Cancer Drug's Merit
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Erbitux is designed for people with colon cancer

  • 'Virtual' Colonoscopy Safe, Effective for Medicare Patients: Study
    (02-Jul-2012)
    But experts say colonoscopy still trumps CT-guided scan for now

  • Safer Grilling Methods Might Cut Cancer Risk
    (17-Jun-2012)
    Expert offers tips for healthier outdoor cooking

  • 18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022: Report
    (14-Jun-2012)
    Most survivable cancers are those diagnosed and treated early, experts say

  • No Cancer Risk From Long-Acting Insulin: Studies
    (11-Jun-2012)
    Insulin glargine (Lantus) appears safe, but longer studies needed, researcher says

  • Some Docs Would Order Cancer Screening for Very Sick Elderly
    (06-Jun-2012)
    However, study found most physicians considered patients' age, health in recommendations

  • More Proof That Healthy Habits Fight Disease
    (06-Jun-2012)
    New studies look at ways to stop smoking and fight cancer, heart disease and obesity

  • Combination Drug, Chemo May Extend Life of Colon Cancer Patients
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Research supports second-line treatment with Avastin and chemotherapy in advanced-stage disease

  • Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030
    (01-Jun-2012)
    Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Colon Polyps
    (31-May-2012)
    Things that may help lower your risk

  • Health Tip: Preparing for Colonoscopy
    (29-May-2012)
    Including avoiding solid foods

  • Common Painkillers May Help Prevent Skin Cancer: Study
    (29-May-2012)
    Over-the-counter, prescription 'NSAID' meds appeared to lower risk in Danish patients

  • Colonoscopy May Detect Curable Cancer in Elderly: Study
    (22-May-2012)
    Screening should be offered to healthy seniors who haven't been tested before, researchers say

  • Middle-Aged Diabetics May Need Earlier Colon Checks
    (22-May-2012)
    Type 2 disease linked with higher risk of precancerous lesions in those 40 to 49, study finds

  • Patients Prefer More Invasive Form of Colon Scan: Study
    (22-May-2012)
    They reported less pain with traditional colonoscopy than with 'virtual' imaging procedure

  • Study Supports Value of Sigmoidoscopy, an Alternative to Colonoscopy
    (21-May-2012)
    Research suggests the test can help prevent colon cancer incidence, deaths

  • Moveable Magnets Used to Forge Gastric Bypass in Pigs
    (21-May-2012)
    Minimally invasive approach might have applications for weight-loss procedures, cancer care in humans

  • Many Primary Care Docs Don't Know Long-Term Effects of Chemo: Survey
    (17-May-2012)
    Experts stress that information needs to be passed on after cancer treatment ends

  • Blacks, Hispanics Have Higher Colon Polyp Risk Than Previously Thought
    (15-May-2012)
    Their rate of the precancerous colon growths was higher than that of whites, study finds

  • Common Blood Pressure Drugs May Not Cut Colon Cancer Risk
    (14-May-2012)
    Despite some hope from prior research, study finds no benefit from beta blocker medications

  • Researchers Test Laxative-Free Colon Scan
    (14-May-2012)
    But virtual procedure isn't ready for prime time yet, researchers say

  • Colon Cancer Gaps for Blacks, Whites Largely Due to Screening
    (09-May-2012)
    Survival differences could be narrowed with more equal care access, computer model suggests

  • Exercise May Boost Survival in Breast, Colon Cancer Patients
    (08-May-2012)
    Review looked at six decades of studies on cancer, physical activity

  • U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report
    (03-May-2012)
    However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

  • Healthy Weight Loss May Also Cut Your Cancer Risk
    (01-May-2012)
    New study found decrease in inflammation warning signals

  • Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices Could Cut Cancer Rates: Report
    (19-Apr-2012)
    But researchers say lawmakers, private industry need to do more to encourage change

  • Many Patients Skip Recommended Colonoscopy: Study
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Follow-through is more likely with other screening tests for colon cancer

  • Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Embarrassment may prompt some women to avoid the recommended tests, researchers say

  • More Fake Avastin Found in U.S., FDA Says
    (04-Apr-2012)
    Medical practices told to stop using the counterfeit cancer drug distributed under the name Altuzan

  • You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Half of cancer survivors die of other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes

  • New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Unlike other such screens, researchers say the test isn't affected by certain lifestyle factors

  • Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints
    (03-Apr-2012)
    Adding the drug Erbitux to standard treatment delivered no extra benefit, study says

  • Immune-Based Drug Combo Might Extend Cancer Survival
    (02-Apr-2012)
    Preliminary study found that IL-2 plus retinoic acid helped patients with advanced disease

  • Drugs Previously Thought to Be Toxic May Stop Spread of Cancer
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Medications target cancer stem cells, which are resistant to most other drugs, study says

  • Inadequate Bowel Prep May Invalidate Colonoscopy
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests procedure should be cancelled if visibility is poor

  • More Evidence Shows That Daily Aspirin Might Combat Cancer
    (21-Mar-2012)
    Latest findings don't mean people should start popping aspirin every morning, experts stress

  • New Clues to Link Between Fatty Diet, Colon Cancer
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Researchers found genetic changes that affect how body uses insulin

  • New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Focus on Individual Risk
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Update emphasizes ordering tests based on each patient's odds of developing the disease

  • Too Many Americans Skipping Colon Cancer Screening
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Americans 50 and older who haven't had a colonoscopy screening should get one, experts urge

  • In Tougher Economy, Fewer Americans Get Colonoscopy
    (24-Feb-2012)
    High co-pays lead many to skip life-saving screen, study finds

  • Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer
    (23-Feb-2012)
    But other experts believe the approach may still not outperform invasive colonoscopy

  • Studies Offer More Evidence That Colonoscopy Saves Lives
    (22-Feb-2012)
    Study found 53% lower death rate in patients who had polyps removed during screening

  • Worries About Colonoscopy Unfounded: Study
    (19-Feb-2012)
    The 20-minute screening can detect those at risk for colorectal cancer

  • Eating Fish May Help Ward Off Colon Polyps in Women
    (17-Feb-2012)
    At least three servings a week seems to make a difference, study suggests

  • No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

  • Booze and Family History of Colon Cancer a Bad Mix: Study
    (03-Feb-2012)
    Red meat, smoking and skipping veggies also associated with a raised cancer risk, research finds

  • Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

  • Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC
    (26-Jan-2012)
    National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

  • More Evidence for Oxaliplatin as Colon Cancer Chemotherapy
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Adding the drug to standard regimen improved survival in new group of patients

  • Experimental Drug Might Help Some a Bit With Colon Cancer
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Drug extended survival by one month in those with advanced disease

  • Resolve to Take Colon Cancer Test, Experts Say
    (06-Jan-2012)
    Screening can catch precancerous growths at early, treatable stage

  • Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report
    (04-Jan-2012)
    One million lives saved, largely because of improved prevention, detection and treatment

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Chemo-Resistant Colon Cancer
    (04-Jan-2012)
    Finding could help identify which patients would benefit from specific chemotherapy, researchers say

  • U.S. Blacks More Likely to Die of Colon Cancer Than Whites: Study
    (30-Dec-2011)
    This gap in survival is widest among those diagnosed with advanced disease, research shows

  • 40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'
    (21-Dec-2011)
    In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

  • Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk
    (13-Dec-2011)
    Researchers urge people with myotonic muscular dystrophy to get recommended cancer screenings

  • Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

  • British Screening Program Finding More Early Stage Colon Cancers
    (08-Dec-2011)
    More than 1 million have been tested using kits sent to homes

  • Colon Cancer Prognosis Worse for the Obese, Type 2 Diabetics
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Cancer and heart-disease deaths higher, studies find

  • Women's High Blood Sugar Linked to Colorectal Cancer: Study
    (30-Nov-2011)
    High blood sugar is a hallmark of diabetes

  • Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

  • High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Review of studies suggests cereals, whole grains deliver health benefits

  • Too Much Sitting Raises Odds for Cancer: Study
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Sedentary hours at workplace as bad as couch-potato lifestyle at home

  • Could Listening to Mozart Help Doctors Spot Colon Polyps?
    (31-Oct-2011)
    It may temporarily boost mental skills used while performing colonoscopy, researchers say

  • Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk
    (28-Oct-2011)
    People with Lynch syndrome, a hereditary form of cancer, might benefit from 2 tablets a day: study

  • Can NSAIDs Cut Colorectal Cancer Deaths in Older Women?
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Consistent use of aspirin, ibuprofen associated with about 30% lower death rate, study found

  • Study Casts Doubt on Hot Dogs' Link to Colon Cancer
    (24-Oct-2011)
    U.S. mandate to cut wieners' nitrite levels hasn't led to lowered incidence of the disease

  • Link Explored Between Colon Cancer, Bacterium
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Research could provide clues for diagnosing, treating malignancies, study says

  • Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Colon Cancer Surgery
    (12-Oct-2011)
    Researchers say various factors, including biology and health care access, may be to blame

  • Ginger Supplements Might Ease Inflammation Linked to Colon Cancer
    (11-Oct-2011)
    But study is too small and preliminary to recommend the herb as a cancer-fighter, experts say

  • Fatalism Keeps Many From Colon Cancer Screening
    (27-Sep-2011)
    'What-difference-will-it-make' mindset linked to low rates of testing among poor

  • Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?
    (27-Sep-2011)
    Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

  • Broccoli, Cabbage, Other Veggies May Protect Against Colon Cancer
    (26-Sep-2011)
    Apples and dark yellow vegetables also tied to drop in malignancies, study says

  • Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Depressed Hispanic breast cancer survivors less likely to get checked for ovarian tumors, study finds

  • The War on Cancer Continues
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

  • Screening Lots of Lymph Nodes Little Help for Colon Cancer Patients
    (13-Sep-2011)
    Study found checking more after surgery did not seem to increase chances of survival

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Still Has Its Skeptics
    (12-Sep-2011)
    Not all see new technology as better way to screen for colon cancer

  • High-Fiber Diet Might Lower Risk for Colon Polyps
    (09-Aug-2011)
    Brown rice, dried fruit, beans, peas, lentils may help prevent precursor to cancer, study finds

  • Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk
    (21-Jul-2011)
    Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

  • Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

  • More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study
    (12-Jul-2011)
    But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

  • Southern States Lag Behind North in Drop in Colon Cancer Death Rates
    (07-Jul-2011)
    Researchers point to disparity in screening rates, lifestyle differences

  • Colon Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, CDC Reports
    (05-Jul-2011)
    But, 22 million people who need screening haven't gotten one, researchers add

  • Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer: Who, Me?
    (01-Jul-2011)
    People still confused by what test to have and when, experts say

  • Kentucky Goes on the Offensive Against Colorectal Cancer
    (01-Jul-2011)
    With decade-long effort to increase screening, experts predict a drop in death rates

  • FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer
    (29-Jun-2011)
    In a unanimous vote, advisors say drug not effective and has dangerous side effects

  • FDA to Hear Appeal on Breast Cancer Drug
    (28-Jun-2011)
    Agency recommended last year against Avastin for disease that has spread to other body parts

  • Marriage Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival
    (23-Jun-2011)
    Study found patients were 14% less likely to die if they had a spouse

  • Less Invasive Colon Surgery Results in Fewer Blood Clots: Study
    (23-Jun-2011)
    But laparoscopy may not be the better choice for cancer patients, expert says

  • Dads Can Light Their Grills Without Fear
    (19-Jun-2011)
    Experts say small changes in barbecue habits can counter cancer risk

  • Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

  • Proper Bowel Prep Key to Effective Colon Cancer Screening: Study
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Inadequate cleansing results in high miss rate, researchers say

  • Chemo for Late-Stage Cancer Patients May Be Unjustified
    (09-Jun-2011)
    One in 8 patients received treatment unsupported by medical data or guidelines, study finds

  • Childhood Cancer Survivors at Greater Risk for Tumors as Adults
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Early exposure to pelvic radiation ups the risk of subsequent tumors in that region, study finds

  • After Colon Cancer Surgery, Early Chemo May Pay Off
    (06-Jun-2011)
    Every 4-week delay of chemotherapy measurably reduces odds of survival, study finds

  • Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk
    (19-May-2011)
    Lung, colon tumors more likely when habit lasts for years, study finds

  • Obese People at Higher Risk of Infection After Colon Surgery
    (17-May-2011)
    Study found they were 60% more likely to have problems at surgical site

  • Family Medical History Murky for Many
    (13-May-2011)
    Efforts needed to improve the accuracy of family cancer history reporting, researchers find

  • A Capsule Camera Instead of a Colonoscopy?
    (10-May-2011)
    Remote-controlled device captured images of entire colon, researchers report

  • Colonoscopy Better Than Alternative at Spotting Cancer in Seniors: Study
    (10-May-2011)
    But internist says sigmoidoscopy still has value

  • Even a Little Exercise May Protect Against Colon Polyps
    (09-May-2011)
    Study found just one hour a week made a difference in risk

  • Study Questions Overuse of Colonoscopy in Medicare Patients
    (09-May-2011)
    Meanwhile, some vets who need cancer screens aren't getting them, other researchers find

  • Race Seems to Play Role in Colorectal Cancer Screening
    (05-May-2011)
    Despite expanded Medicare coverage, whites still tested more than blacks, Hispanics, study finds

  • Blacks With Cancer More Inclined to Exhaust Funds to Prolong Life: Study
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Hispanics, Asians also more likely than whites to say they'd spend all of their money to live longer

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Risk Factors for Colon Cancer?
    (15-Apr-2011)
    These can increase your chances of developing the disease

  • Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking
    (08-Apr-2011)
    Patients, caregivers need strong support, interventions to quit, study finds

  • Immune-Boost Treatment Might Help Some With Advanced Colon Cancer
    (06-Apr-2011)
    But whether the approach beats chemo-plus-Avastin/Erbitux remains unanswered, experts say

  • Aspirin May Protect Against Colorectal Cancer -- But Only in Certain People
    (11-Mar-2011)
    Aspirin's protection confined largely to those with elevated blood levels of a particular marker for inflammation, study finds

  • Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows
    (10-Mar-2011)
    Trend largely driven by an aging population, CDC researchers say

  • 'Good' Cholesterol May Cut Colon Cancer Risk
    (08-Mar-2011)
    Anti-inflammatory properties of HDL cholesterol may ward off cancer, researchers say

  • Use of Virtual Colonoscopy on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals
    (01-Mar-2011)
    More patients undergoing this type of screening, despite lack of Medicare coverage, study finds

  • Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk
    (27-Feb-2011)
    Adults need at least 4,000 IU a day, study suggests

  • Popular Bone Drugs Linked to Reduced Colon Cancer Risk
    (15-Feb-2011)
    People taking Fosamax, other bisphosphonates had lowered odds compared to non-users, study found

  • Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

  • Trained Labrador Can Sniff Out Colon Cancer, Researchers Say
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Odor sensors may one day allow early cancer detection, Japanese scientists suggest

  • Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

  • Gene Test Might Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Patients found as high risk four times more likely to have cancer spread, study found

  • Many Americans Over 50 Fear Colonoscopy: Survey
    (14-Jan-2011)
    73% of those who underwent screening said pre-procedure bowel prep was hardest part

  • Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring
    (12-Jan-2011)
    U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

  • Geography May Influence Colon Cancer Screening Rates
    (10-Jan-2011)
    For non-whites, where they live seems to make a difference, research shows

  • Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

  • Colonoscopies May Not Have 'Blind Spot' After All
    (03-Jan-2011)
    New study finds procedure can detect cancers on right side of colon, too

  • FDA Advises Against Avastin as Treatment for Breast Cancer
    (16-Dec-2010)
    But patients won't be affected for now, FDA says

  • Online, Mail Reminders Improve Colon Cancer Screening Rates
    (13-Dec-2010)
    But the advantages tend to fade over time and screening rates are still low, researchers find

  • Rare Genetic Syndrome May Increase Colon Cancer Risk
    (10-Dec-2010)
    People with Cowden syndrome should start colorectal screenings in their 30s, expert says

  • Daily Aspirin Linked to Steep Drop in Cancer Risk
    (07-Dec-2010)
    Long-term, low-dose regimen study shows dramatic findings for many common cancers

  • Low-Dose Aspirin Boosts Accuracy of Colon Cancer Test
    (07-Dec-2010)
    Although aspirin was previously feared to skew results, study finds that it significantly increased accuracy

  • Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

  • Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study
    (10-Nov-2010)
    In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

  • Could a Prostate Cancer Treatment Raise Colon Cancer Risk?
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Study finds link between hormone Rx, colorectal tumors, but absolute risk is small, experts say

  • Statins Don't Reduce Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Conclusion conflicts with some earlier research that saw a benefit

  • Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Stool-based screen beats current versions, but results must be replicated in larger trials, experts say

  • Healthy Living Can Prevent Nearly 25% of Colorectal Cancers
    (27-Oct-2010)
    Study cites good diet, exercise, moderate drinking among key factors

  • New Insights on Who Should Take Erbitux for Colon Cancer
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Contrary to previous research, some patients with KRAS gene mutation may benefit

  • Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study
    (25-Oct-2010)
    More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

  • Radiation Before Surgery May Prevent Return of Rectal Cancer
    (25-Oct-2010)
    Study found risk of recurrence 10 years later was cut nearly in half

  • Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Chances of Colon Cancer
    (22-Oct-2010)
    People at high risk should consider taking it daily, experts say

  • Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests
    (20-Oct-2010)
    Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

  • Most Doctors Don't Follow Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines
    (14-Oct-2010)
    81 percent fell short, often ordering tests too frequently or too seldom, study found

  • Insurance, Race and Poverty Affect Cancer Care, Researchers Report
    (04-Oct-2010)
    Differences in diagnosis and survival noted in three studies for cancer meeting

  • New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Developed
    (29-Sep-2010)
    More trials needed, but method would identify folks in need of colonoscopy

  • Early Detection Helps Man Beat Colon Cancer
    (24-Sep-2010)
    'I get to see my kids grow up,' Georgia resident says

  • Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
    (16-Sep-2010)
    But experts don't recommend taking aspirin for that reason alone

  • Heart Damage Seen in Mice With Cancer-Related Disease
    (14-Sep-2010)
    The muscle-wasting disorder, cachexia, affected the heart's function and structure, study found

  • Multivitamins Don't Reduce Colon Cancer Death Risk
    (10-Sep-2010)
    Vitamins also failed to lower the risk of recurrence in survivors, study finds

  • Obesity May Up Death Risk in Older Women With Colon Cancer
    (09-Sep-2010)
    Women past menopause with a high BMI and large waists had increased risk of dying, study finds

  • Health Care Gap May Raise Rates of Colorectal Cancer Death in Blacks
    (25-Aug-2010)
    Less screening, later diagnosis among black patients, researchers found

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Can Spot Cancers Outside Colon
    (20-Aug-2010)
    Less invasive procedure raises chances of finding high-risk lesions, study finds

  • Health Tip: Take Steps Against Colon Polyps
    (19-Aug-2010)
    And reduce colon cancer risk

  • Health Tip: Screening Early for Colorectal Cancer
    (03-Aug-2010)
    When it's a good idea

  • Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers
    (02-Aug-2010)
    But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

  • Health, Money Woes May Boost Bowel Cancer Deaths in Blacks
    (16-Jul-2010)
    More study needed to explain other factors, researchers say

  • Could Hot Weather Affect Results of a Colorectal Cancer Test?
    (07-Jul-2010)
    One type of screening test appears to be less reliable in summer than in winter, Italian researchers found

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report
    (07-Jul-2010)
    American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

  • Breast, Colon Cancer Screening Rates High, But Not High Enough
    (06-Jul-2010)
    CDC says thousands of lives are lost each year because people didn't get the tests

  • Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region
    (30-Jun-2010)
    But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

  • Smoking May Boost Risk of Certain Colon Cancers
    (29-Jun-2010)
    Lighting up seems to cause gene mutations in older women that lead to disease, study finds

  • Phone Reminders May Boost Colon Cancer Screenings
    (24-Jun-2010)
    Automated messages increased test rates by 30 percent, study found

  • Lymphoma Survivors Often Miss Out on Follow-Up
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Many aren't being screened for later cancers, study finds

  • Scientists Tease Out Links Between Diabetes, Cancer
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Does the blood sugar disease help cause malignancy, or just share common risk factors?

  • Health Plan May Influence 5-Year Rectal Cancer Survival
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Privately insured at advantage over uninsured or Medicaid patients, research shows

  • Smoking Linked to Aggressive Colon Polyps: Study
    (11-Jun-2010)
    Findings may explain earlier onset of colorectal cancer in smokers, researchers say

  • Studies Suggest New Treatment Paradigms for Ovarian, Prostate Cancers
    (07-Jun-2010)
    Avastin makes inroads against ovarian tumors, radiation boosts survival with locally advanced prostate cancers

  • Bacteria May Predict Chances of Colon Cancer
    (25-May-2010)
    Presence of certain types in gut indicated higher, lower risk of disease, study finds

  • IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers
    (21-May-2010)
    In studies, anti-tumor virus stops advanced disease, researchers say

  • No Link Between Coffee, Sodas and Colon Cancer
    (07-May-2010)
    More study needed to determine if too much tea raises risk, experts say

  • New Test for Colon Cancer Under Development
    (04-May-2010)
    DNA stool testing is more likely to find early stage cancers and precancerous growths than current tests, researchers find

  • Colon Polyps More Common in Hispanic Men Than Women
    (03-May-2010)
    Their growths also tend to be on the right side, requiring colonoscopy for detection, study says

  • One Sigmoidoscopy Boosts Colon Cancer Survival Odds
    (28-Apr-2010)
    Single exam between ages 55 and 64 confers lasting benefit, researchers say

  • Moving Closer to a Urine Test for Colon Cancer
    (26-Apr-2010)
    Screening could complement or reduce need for colonoscopy, researchers say

  • New Form of Painkiller May Fight Colon Cancer
    (21-Apr-2010)
    Lab tests suggest that variation of naproxen might nip cancer in the bud, expert says

  • New Risk Factors for Colon Cancer Studied
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Research suggests common germ, inflammation marker may improve screening, diagnosis

  • Statins Won't Lower Colon Cancer Risk
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Cholesterol-lowering drugs may even raise risk of precancerous polyps, study finds

  • More Die After Colon Surgery at Teaching Hospitals: Study
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Consider procedure and diagnosis when choosing facility, researchers advise

  • Many Doctors Not Using Colon Cancer Test Properly
    (15-Apr-2010)
    Study found 75 percent depend on fecal occult blood test in office, not home tests

  • Many Hispanics Lack Access to Colon Cancer Screening
    (12-Apr-2010)
    They typically live in areas where it's tougher to get colonoscopies, study finds

  • Blacks Less Likely to Get Follow-Up Colon Screening
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Those with abnormalities at initial screening often didn't have recommended colonoscopy, study shows

  • 'Virtual' Colonoscopy Catches Cancers Outside the Colon
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Study found it caught unsuspected tumors in one of every 200 patients

  • Short-Term Drug Combo May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Lab research finds only precancerous tissue affected, but more study needed

  • Diabetics Face Higher Death Risk After Cancer Surgery
    (29-Mar-2010)
    Study found they were 50% more likely to die in month following operation

  • Health Tip: If You Notice Blood in the Stools
    (26-Mar-2010)
    It should be checked by a doctor

  • Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome
    (22-Mar-2010)
    Death rates same for blacks, whites at specialized cancer centers, research shows

  • Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans
    (18-Mar-2010)
    Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

  • Are New Chemo Treatments Cost-Effective?
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Drug advances extend lives, but one study puts cost per life-year gained at about $66,200

  • Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo
    (16-Mar-2010)
    Study found one in two went without, while 87% of younger patients got it after surgery

  • Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Study found chances of recurrence, death higher than among normal-weight patients

  • Proteins May Predict Spread of Colon Cancer
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Discovery could lead to blood test that would aid prevention efforts, scientist says

  • Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

  • Virtual Colonoscopy a Good Bet for Elderly
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Screening appears to be safe, effective for older people, study finds

  • Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk
    (22-Jan-2010)
    The higher the level in blood tests, the less likely the disease, study finds

  • Blood Test Spots Colon Cancer, Polyps
    (21-Jan-2010)
    If validated, the screen could greatly boost detection rates, researchers say

  • Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

  • Natural Heart Drugs May Combat Colon Cancer
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Lab study finds that glycosides kill cancer cells

  • Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Exercise benefited men whose disease had been treated, hadn't spread, study finds

  • U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Drop
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Report says lifestyle changes, better screening and treatment explain decrease

  • Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Studies find benefits, but others question validity of the link

  • Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers
    (03-Dec-2009)
    New studies also find that children exposed to smoke are at risk of lung cancer

  • CT Scan May Predict Colon Cancer Survival
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Could identify those who would benefit from liver surgery after chemo, study finds

  • Natural Soy Component May Help Treat Colon Cancer
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Discovery in fruit fly study may lead to new drugs for people, researchers say

  • Cetuximab Helps Treat Colorectal Cancer
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Drug plus chemo boosts surgery success for patients with liver lesions, researchers find

  • Weight May Not Drive Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Co-existing illnesses also don't explain why more blacks die than whites, study finds

  • Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care

  • Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk
    (17-Nov-2009)
    Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

  • New Polyp Detection Method Could Be Cost-Saver
    (11-Nov-2009)
    Optical technology is as accurate as colorectal tissue examination, study finds

  • Early Morning Colonoscopies May Find More Polyps
    (06-Nov-2009)
    Study suggests differences in patient preparation and doctor fatigue play a role

  • Mapping the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer
    (27-Oct-2009)
    How it affects tumor cells is becoming less of a mystery, study finds.

  • Blacks at Greater Risk for Colorectal Cancer
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Race seems to play pivotal role, researchers say

  • Stem Cell Research Offers Hope for Colon Cancer Vaccine
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Mouse study suggests it may be possible to generate an immune response to cancer

  • Younger Women With Colon Cancer Outlive Men
    (29-Sep-2009)
    Estrogen could explain discrepancy in survival rates, researchers say

  • Blood Tests May Spot Colon Cancer
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Easier detection method might encourage more people to get screened, experts say

  • For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Report finds they're less likely to die of cancer but more apt to have certain malignancies

  • Too Few Latinos Get Colorectal Cancer Tests
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Language barrier could explain lower screening rates, researchers say

  • Colon Cancer Screenings Still Too Low: Study
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Even when Americans have health care 'safety net' in place, rates barely budge, report finds

  • Colon Cancer Stopped in Its Tracks in Swiss Study
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Gene-based treatment could block tumors, prevent recurrence, researchers say

  • New Target Eyed for Colon Cancer Drugs
    (18-Aug-2009)
    In mouse study, researchers see possibility of 'potent therapy'

  • Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young
    (13-Aug-2009)
    Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

  • Aspirin May Stem Deaths From Colorectal Cancer
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Study suggests a role for aspirin in prevention as well as treatment

  • In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy
    (09-Aug-2009)
    Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

  • Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Canadian study links regular alcohol consumption to six cancers

  • Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds

  • Study Questions Lymph Node Harvesting in Colorectal Cancer
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Removing more during surgery may not be needed, researchers say

  • Hopes Dashed for Thalidomide as Lung Cancer Treatment
    (16-Jul-2009)
    The drug's success with other cancers wasn't repeated with small cell tumors: study

  • Colonoscopy Beats 'Camera Pill' at Catching Colon Cancer
    (15-Jul-2009)
    But less invasive detection method still shows promise, scientists say

  • Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer
    (18-Jun-2009)
    If perfected, screening method could make disease detection easier, experts say

  • Racial Clusters Seem to Affect Access to Colon Care
    (16-Jun-2009)
    U.S. areas with more black residents lack specialists, study shows

  • VA Faces Questions Over Tainted Colonoscopies
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Former patients could have been infected with HIV, hepatitis via non-sterile equipment

  • For Some, Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Just As Good
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Less invasive test might spur more people to be screened, experts say

  • Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness
    (15-Jun-2009)
    Other screening methods for colon cancer may be safer for some older patients, researchers say

  • Cancer Diagnosis May Tax Physical, Mental Health
    (09-Jun-2009)
    Treatment, too, affects quality of life, studies show

  • Still Too Few Women in Cancer Trials
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Many may lack the time, resources to participate, study finds

  • Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising for Under 50 Set
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Upturn is especially strong among those in their 20s, study finds

  • Alcohol, Cigarettes and Diabetes Up Colorectal Cancer Risk
    (05-Jun-2009)
    More than seven drinks a week raises odds 60% over teetotalers, researchers say

  • Simple Test Could Detect More Gastrointestinal Cancers
    (02-Jun-2009)
    One stool sample can be used to perform several screens, researchers say

  • Weight May Affect Colonoscopy Success
    (01-Jun-2009)
    More rigorous prep is needed for obese people, study finds

  • Chemo Alone Is Best for Advanced Colon Cancer
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Better drugs have rendered surgery unnecessary in most cases, study finds

  • Worth of Sigmoidoscopy Screening for Colon Cancer Still Uncertain
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Some reduction in mortality rates found, but experts say more follow-up needed

  • Avastin Shows No Benefit Against Early Stage Colon Cancer
    (01-Jun-2009)
    'Disappointing' results may yet be reversed with longer-term study, researchers say

  • Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Study findings could have lifesaving potential

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall
    (27-May-2009)
    Report finds 19.2% drop among men, 11.4% among women in past 15 years

  • More Living Longer With Advanced Colon Cancer
    (27-May-2009)
    Study found dramatic gains in both short-term and long-term survival rates

  • Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (15-May-2009)
    That knowledge could guide important treatment decisions, experts say

  • Medicare's 'No' on Virtual Colonoscopy Stirs Expert Debate
    (13-May-2009)
    Some see it as reliable, less invasive option; others say agency was right to reject coverage

  • Healthy Behaviors Slow Functional Decline After Cancer
    (12-May-2009)
    Diet, exercise may improve endurance in older, overweight cancer survivors, study shows

  • Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis
    (11-May-2009)
    Risk of late-stage cancer greater in city dwellers than in rural residents, study shows

  • 3-Drug Combo Reduces Nausea After Chemo
    (11-May-2009)
    Study finds adding casopitant mesylate to regimen cuts side effects

  • More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results
    (11-May-2009)
    Risk for incorrect but worrying findings rises 50 percent by the 14th test, study finds

  • Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

  • HRT May Protect Women From Colon Cancer
    (22-Apr-2009)
    Finding echoes earlier research involving hormone therapy

  • Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer
    (21-Apr-2009)
    Folic acid supplements, smoking and genetics are among research targets

  • Doctor-Patient Talks Key to Blacks Getting Cancer Screens
    (20-Apr-2009)
    Poor communication a major problem in low screening rates but one that can be fixed, study suggests

  • Colon Screenings Don't Follow Guidelines, Study Suggests
    (06-Apr-2009)
    VA study shows elderly ill men getting same screenings as healthy folks

  • Gene Mutation Doubles Risk of Aggressive Colon Cancer in Blacks
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Study found whites much less likely to have this variant

  • Erbitux May Help Some With Colorectal Cancer
    (01-Apr-2009)
    Finding, called 'not overwhelming,' applies only to those with particular gene mutation

  • What to Expect From a Colonoscopy
    (22-Mar-2009)
    While many patients are nervous, doctors say it isn't as scary as some believe

  • Rectal Cancer Outcomes Best With Short-Course Radiation
    (06-Mar-2009)
    Even with latest surgical techniques, therapy should come first, studies suggest

  • Drinking Raises Cancer Risk for Middle-Age Women
    (24-Feb-2009)
    Even one drink a day poses danger, large study finds

  • Reminders Help Patients Get Better Care
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Simple interventions boosted colon cancer screening rates, researchers say

  • Media Influences Cancer Care
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Patients who search Web, other media more likely to get newer treatments, study finds

  • Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Effect is strongest for women, study finds, doesn't extend to other malignancies

  • Cancer Death Rates Decline Among Blacks, But Disparities Linger
    (18-Feb-2009)
    Diagnosis still comes later than for whites and survival is poorer, new report finds

  • Gene Test May Help Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (17-Feb-2009)
    A marker in lymph nodes points to more persistent tumors, scientists say

  • Drug Inhibits Colon Cancer in Mice
    (12-Feb-2009)
    Treated with enzastaurin, even tumors that did develop weren't as advanced, study finds

  • Long-Term Aspirin Use Seems to Protect Against Colorectal Lesions
    (10-Feb-2009)
    The benefit lasts even if you stop taking the drug, study finds

  • Rural Areas Able to Increase Colon Cancer Screenings
    (05-Feb-2009)
    As population ages, study finds destination states seeing higher volume of procedures

  • Adding a Cancer Drug May Make Matters Worse
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Finding underscores need for studies in people, not just animals, expert stresses

  • Stool-Based Colon Cancer Tests Vary Widely in Accuracy
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Colonoscopy remains the best way of spotting trouble, experts say

  • New Clues to Stopping Colitis-Linked Cancer
    (02-Feb-2009)
    2 immune system proteins could hold the key, study finds

  • Tiny Chemo Beads Boost Liver Cancer Outcomes
    (20-Jan-2009)
    They are soaked with drugs to target only the tumor, researchers explain

  • Genetic Data May Predict Colon Cancer Odds
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Discovery might help people make healthier diet, lifestyle choices, scientists say

  • Family Docs Do Colonoscopies Safely
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Study found no more complications than when specialists perform screening test

  • More Americans Urged to Get Cancer Screenings
    (15-Jan-2009)
    Rates hover around 50 percent, despite proven benefits, report says

  • Researchers Zero In on GI Cancers
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Much effort focuses on genetics and who would benefit from treatments

  • Garlic as a Cancer Fighter? Maybe Not
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Evidence that strong-smelling herb prevents cancer is said to be weak

  • Hormone Therapy May Cut Colorectal Cancer Risk
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Study included nearly 57,000 women who had been followed for about 15 years

  • Cancer Medicine Advances on Many Fronts
    (23-Dec-2008)
    New drug approvals, more targeted therapies the highlights of 2008

  • Gleevec Approved for Use After Cancer Surgery
    (22-Dec-2008)
    Drug first sanctioned in 2001

  • Gene Boosts Drinkers' Colon Cancer Risk
    (19-Dec-2008)
    About a fifth of white Americans carry the mutation, researchers say

  • 'Mediterranean'-Style Diet Best for Blood Sugar Control
    (17-Dec-2008)
    Another study finds type 2 diabetes increases cancer death risk

  • Smoking Ups Colon Cancer Risk
    (16-Dec-2008)
    Most significant effect was seen after 30 years of smoking, researchers say

  • Colorectal Cancer Racial Gap Still Growing
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Blacks 45% more likely to die from the disease than whites, report says

  • Colonoscopy Has a 'Right Side' Blind Spot
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Procedure better at detecting problems on left side of colon, study says

  • 2 Markers Predict Survival Odds in Colon Cancer Patients
    (11-Dec-2008)
    One protein was protective, the other not, researchers found

  • Screening for Colorectal Cancer Saves Lives
    (10-Dec-2008)
    Italian study once again proves the value of testing

  • Cancer to Surpass Heart Disease as World's Leading Killer
    (09-Dec-2008)
    Biggest rise in cases and deaths coming in developing nations, report says

  • CT Colonography Screens for Cancer, Osteoporosis
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Abdominal scan checks bone mineral density with no additional radiation, minimal cost

  • Gene Test Could Predict Colon Cancer's Return
    (25-Nov-2008)
    Key DNA might also help guide treatment choices, researchers say

  • U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time
    (25-Nov-2008)
    But smoking-related cancers continue to rise in some regions of country, report finds

  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment Costs Vary Widely
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Chemotherapy figures alone may differ by almost $37,000 per patient, study finds

  • Colorectal Cancer Screens Detect Unrecognized Disease
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Finnish study says about 40% returned positive results in review of national program

  • Vitamin C, E Supplements Won't Help Prevent Cancer
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Findings follow similar results for the prevention of heart disease

  • Cancer Drug Ups Risk of Clots in Veins
    (18-Nov-2008)
    Those on Avastin faced 33% increased risk of dangerous side effect

  • Saturated Fats Linked to Cancer of Small Intestine
    (14-Nov-2008)
    These fats are found in red meat and processed meats, researchers say

  • Negative Cancer Messages Backfire With Blacks
    (06-Nov-2008)
    Positive approaches more likely to prompt minorities to get checked for disease, study says

  • Tests Could Predict Benefit From Cancer Drugs
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Markers in blood or tumor tissue may help those fighting colon, lung or pancreatic malignancies

  • Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients
    (27-Oct-2008)
    Study found those who took them were less likely to get venous thromboembolism

  • Colon Cancer Drug Won't Help Those With Certain Gene Mutation
    (24-Oct-2008)
    People with changes in K-ras gene won't benefit from cetuximab, study finds

  • Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets
    (14-Oct-2008)
    Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

  • Metabolic Syndrome Raises Colon Cancer Risk 75%
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Finding suggests need for more careful screening for these patients, researcher says

  • New DNA Stool Testing Spots More Colon Cancers
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Study found it detected twice as many malignancies, serious precancerous polyps

  • Gene Could Link Obesity, Colon Cancer
    (01-Oct-2008)
    Variant is tied to a fat hormone, adiponectin, study finds

  • Blacks at Greater Risk of Precancerous Colon Polyps
    (23-Sep-2008)
    Difference is most pronounced among black women, study finds

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Effective for Average Risk People
    (17-Sep-2008)
    Regular colonoscopy's long-term value is also confirmed, studies report

  • Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer
    (15-Sep-2008)
    Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

  • Colon Cancer Oncogene Discovered
    (14-Sep-2008)
    CDK8 is frequently amplified in these malignancies, study finds

  • Colon Cancer Treatments Need Improvements
    (09-Sep-2008)
    More lymph nodes should be checked, and follow-up care should be more frequent, studies find

  • HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women
    (13-Aug-2008)
    Tibolone should not be used by those 60 and older, study says

  • Exercise Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer
    (06-Aug-2008)
    But not all doctors informing patients of this simple preventive approach, study says

  • Cannabis-Linked Cell Receptor Might Help Prevent Colon Cancer
    (01-Aug-2008)
    Findings may serve as new path for better treatment of disease, study suggests

  • Colon Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low
    (14-Jul-2008)
    Only half of Americans over 50 tested; education, insurance play role, group says

  • Protein Thought to Promote Cancer Does Opposite
    (11-Jul-2008)
    Study finds it functions as a tumor suppressor instead

  • Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Study finds almost 40% say docs never said condition was terminal until near death

  • Social, Health Care Factors Drive Colon Screen Disparities
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Economic status, access and language barriers affect who goes for tests, study concludes

  • Vaccine Stops Colon Cancer's Spread in Mice
    (24-Jun-2008)
    Experimental shot targets the gut's immune system

  • Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis
    (23-Jun-2008)
    Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment

  • Vitamin D May Promote Colon Cancer Survival
    (19-Jun-2008)
    But debate continues on whether the nutrient should be recommended for patients

  • Primary Tumors Fuel Growth of Cancer Cells
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Finding suggests interception of this signal may thwart metastases, study says

  • DNA Coding May Make Bowel Prone to Cancer
    (11-Jun-2008)
    'Addicted' cells provide early diagnosis; diet could affect changes, study says

  • Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

  • Family History Plays Role in Black Colon Screen Rates
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Reason unclear, but study says doctor recommendation key to higher participation

  • Family History Might Improve Odds Against Colon Cancer
    (03-Jun-2008)
    Fewer deaths, recurrences seen in those who had relatives with disease, study finds

  • Smokers With Colon Cancer Face High Recurrence Risk
    (02-Jun-2008)
    The earlier in life a patient started, the greater the risk, study finds

  • Erbitux Works Well for Two-Thirds of Colon Cancer Patients
    (02-Jun-2008)
    Study finds those with normal version of particular gene respond well to targeted therapy

  • Repeat Colonoscopies Underused in High-Risk Patients
    (20-May-2008)
    Other research found traditional colonoscopy still better than virtual version

  • Radiation for Prostate Cancer Raises Risk of Other Cancers
    (19-May-2008)
    Study finds slightly elevated chance of bladder, colorectal and lung malignancies

  • Outcomes Similar for Laparoscopic, Open Colon Cancer Surgeries
    (16-May-2008)
    Study finds mortality and survival rates equal for both procedures

  • Not All Colon Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy: Study
    (16-May-2008)
    DNA mismatch in some early stage cases makes therapy of little benefit, shortens survival

  • Black Rectal Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo, Radiation
    (13-May-2008)
    See oncologists as often as whites, researchers not sure why different choices of treatment follow

  • Protein May Trigger Colon Cancer
    (05-May-2008)
    Excessive levels turn harmless polyps cancerous, study shows

  • New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth
    (02-May-2008)
    Blocking blood vessel formation has already worked against breast, colon cancers

  • Medicare Costs Soar for Cancer Care
    (29-Apr-2008)
    Expenditures will continue to rise as the population ages, experts say

  • Many Cancer Survivors Are Overweight and Sedentary: Study
    (21-Apr-2008)
    This, despite research that says proper diet and exercise can keep disease from recurring

  • Space Radiation a Risk for Astronauts
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Risk of colon cancer, premature aging poses worries for manned missions to moon, Mars

  • Women's Awareness of Cancer Risk Linked to Race, Ethnicity
    (15-Apr-2008)
    Study finds these factors influence how likely they are to undergo screenings

  • New Drug Duo Helps Cut Colon Cancer Risk
    (15-Apr-2008)
    And cancer drug Sutent may slow liver cancer progression, scientists report

  • Food as Medicine?
    (08-Apr-2008)
    Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

  • Did Medicare Reimbursement Changes Affect Prostate Cancer Treatment?
    (07-Apr-2008)
    Study suggests a link between less drug therapy and more surgical castration

  • Patient Navigators Boost Colon Screens in Urban Minorities
    (04-Apr-2008)
    Personal interventions cut no-show rates 30%, study finds

  • 'Nanomachine' Releases Anticancer Drugs Inside Cells
    (04-Apr-2008)
    In response to light, its pores let loose chemicals targeting disease

  • Health Tip: Get Screened for Cancer
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Here are tests you should have

  • High-Risk Blacks Less Likely to Get Colonoscopies
    (25-Mar-2008)
    Those with family history are referred less often than whites, study finds

  • Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers
    (24-Mar-2008)
    Study finds they're not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors

  • Combo Treatment Ups Survival When Cancer Spreads to Abdominal Lining
    (14-Mar-2008)
    Studies found it made difference when disease moved from colon, appendix

  • Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys
    (12-Mar-2008)
    But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

  • Non-Polyp Colon Lesions Hard to Detect
    (04-Mar-2008)
    These flat growths are relatively common and tend to be cancerous, study finds

  • Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

  • Cancer Death Rates Still Declining
    (20-Feb-2008)
    But report notes rate of decrease slowed from 2004 to 2005, with 5,424 more deaths

  • Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Uninsured, those on Medicaid more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers, American Cancer Society reports

  • Obesity Raises Cancer Risk
    (15-Feb-2008)
    British study details differences between genders, ethnic groups

  • Natural Secretion Marks Difference Between Ordinary Mole and Melanoma
    (07-Feb-2008)
    IGFBP7 protein may prove a targeted treatment for metastatic cancers, study suggests

  • MicroRNAs May Predict Colon Cancer Prognosis
    (29-Jan-2008)
    This genetic material shows early promise for diagnosing, treating tumors

  • New Colon Cancer Test Might Spot Trouble Earlier
    (24-Jan-2008)
    That and other findings reported at symposium on gastrointestinal cancers

  • Colon Cancer Gene Traced to Arrival in United States
    (02-Jan-2008)
    Researchers studied two families to find couple who brought the mutation here in the 1630s

  • Uninsured More Likely to Die From Cancer Following Diagnosis
    (20-Dec-2007)
    Report finds they're less likely to get screening tests, so have advanced disease

  • High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk
    (11-Dec-2007)
    U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

  • Most Medicare Recipients Ignore Colorectal Cancer Screening
    (10-Dec-2007)
    Only one-quarter seek lifesaving tests, new research find

  • Obesity, Diabetes Linked to Cancers
    (07-Dec-2007)
    Studies find effects on breast, prostate and colorectal tumors

  • Green Tea, Fruit Extracts Touted as Potential Cancer Fighters
    (07-Dec-2007)
    Preliminary research shows promise against colorectal, prostate and oral tumors

  • Night Shift Work May Heighten Risk for Cancer
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Expert panel to add it to list of 'probable' causes of malignancy

  • Genes May Explain Role of Race in Colon Cancer Risk
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Differences in a key piece of DNA seem important, scientists say

  • Excess Pounds Raise Women's Cancer Risk
    (07-Nov-2007)
    Obesity linked to a range of tumor types, studies find

  • Survey Finds Many Women Misinformed About Cancer
    (26-Oct-2007)
    Deaths rates could be cut with more testing and early detection

  • U.S. Women's Health Care Still Falls Short: Report
    (17-Oct-2007)
    11 states as well as District of Columbia receive failing grades

  • Initial Colonoscopy Key to Cancer Detection
    (16-Oct-2007)
    It's more valuable than follow-up screenings, study finds

  • U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall
    (15-Oct-2007)
    Report finds a doubling of the rate of decline over past decade

  • Experts Offer Answers on Colonoscopy Options
    (12-Oct-2007)
    A newer 'virtual' model is challenging the traditional method

  • 'Virtual' Colonoscopy an Effective Option: Study
    (03-Oct-2007)
    The screen uses CT scans and is performed without anesthesia

  • Fruits, Veggies Won't Lower Colon Cancer Risk
    (26-Sep-2007)
    Study finds no link, but these foods do fight other health woes, experts say

  • Fecal Blood Tests Effective at Spotting Colon Cancer
    (25-Sep-2007)
    But they are underused, experts say

  • 1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study
    (25-Sep-2007)
    They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

  • Study Links Coronary Disease, Colon Cancer
    (25-Sep-2007)
    Higher incidence of malignancies found in heart patients

  • Doctors' Office Outreach Boosts Colon Cancer Screening
    (24-Sep-2007)
    Simple methods significantly raise exam rate, study finds

  • Experts Compare Colon Cancer Treatment Outcomes
    (20-Sep-2007)
    Review of studies shows big survival gains

  • Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates
    (12-Sep-2007)
    Socioeconomic status and access to health care may explain the connection

  • Direct Anesthetic Infusion Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Ropivacaine helped control postoperative pain, cut recovery time, study finds

  • Health Tip: Before a Colonoscopy
    (22-Aug-2007)
    Follow instructions to ensure a successful procedure

  • Coloring Compound in Fruits, Veggies May Cut Colon Cancer Risk
    (19-Aug-2007)
    Lab tests show altering anthocyanin molecules could lead to new treatments, study says

  • Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

  • Healthy Diet Guards Against Return of Colon Cancer
    (14-Aug-2007)
    Patients who ate high-fat foods were three times more likely to see recurrence of disease, study finds

  • Red Meat, Dairy Nutrient May Raise Colon Cancer Risk
    (07-Aug-2007)
    Choline linked to increased polyp growth in women, study found

  • Hormones Might Help Treat Colon Cancer
    (01-Aug-2007)
    Study suggests loss of specific chemicals drives the disease

  • No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA
    (13-Jul-2007)
    The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims

  • Study Compares Colon Cancer Drug Regimens
    (13-Jul-2007)
    Starting off with single agent works as well as combo approach, experts say

  • Genetically Altered Cold Sore Virus Fights Cancer
    (09-Jul-2007)
    Herpes simplex strain showed no side effects in early trial, study says

  • Prostate Cancer Gene Also Raises Colon Cancer Risk
    (09-Jul-2007)
    It's the first example of DNA spurring more than one cancer type, scientists say

  • Study Probes Whether Diet Can Cut Colon Cancer Risk
    (20-Jun-2007)
    Trial to compare Mediterranean diet with U.S. Healthy People 2010 guidelines

  • Higher Screening Rates Credited With Drop in Colorectal Cancer
    (17-Jun-2007)
    But not enough people are being tested for the easily preventable disease, experts say

  • Disagreement With Doctor on Health Hurts Cancer Patients
    (05-Jun-2007)
    Those with advanced lung, colon cancers more likely to die if disconnect exists, study found

  • Folic Acid Supplements Don't Reduce High-Risk Colon Cancers
    (05-Jun-2007)
    Opposite may be true -- extra folate may increase risk of the disease, study finds

  • Breakthrough Liver Cancer Treatment Found
    (04-Jun-2007)
    Successful test results of 1st drug to prolong life presented at cancer meeting

  • Healthy Diet, Exercise Might Lower Chances of Cancer's Return
    (03-Jun-2007)
    The former fought colon cancer recurrence, the latter lowered insulin levels in breast cancer survivors

  • Experience Counts in Colonoscopy: Study
    (23-May-2007)
    Doctors become proficient at about 150 procedures, researchers say

  • Aspirin May Keep Colon Cancer Away
    (23-May-2007)
    But the drug doesn't protect against all forms of the disease, study finds

  • Daily Aspirin May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
    (11-May-2007)
    But 300-milligram dose used in study comes with dangers, experts warn

  • Social, Health Care Factors Make Colon Cancer Deadlier for Blacks
    (23-Apr-2007)
    They have poorer cancer screening, treatment, study suggests

  • Cheaper, Easier Virtual Colonoscopy Could Boost Detection
    (23-Apr-2007)
    It wouldn't replace invasive technique, however, experts say

  • Cancer Biomarkers Could Help Guide Treatment
    (18-Apr-2007)
    New blood or biopsy tests predict patients' response to therapy, experts say

  • Daily Aspirin May Reduce Cancer Risk
    (17-Apr-2007)
    But the high dose needed brings its own dangers, experts warn

  • Periodic Health Checkups Boost Cancer Screening Rates
    (29-Mar-2007)
    Regular visits tripled likelihood of colon or prostate tests, study finds

  • Blueberries May Help Curb Colon Cancer
    (27-Mar-2007)
    The antioxidant-rich food cut precancerous lesions in rats

  • Gene Identified That May Fight Colon Cancer
    (21-Mar-2007)
    Findings in mice could lead to new targeted tumor treatments, study suggests

  • Lymph Nodes Crucial to Colon Cancer Care
    (21-Mar-2007)
    Examining them helps guide treatment, and study suggests doctors could do more

  • Aspirin, NSAIDs Won't Prevent Colorectal Cancer: Study
    (06-Mar-2007)
    U.S. task force recommendation says potential harm outweighs benefits

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Cancer Death Risk: Study
    (27-Feb-2007)
    Researchers urge further investigation into targeted therapies to improve survival rate

  • Improved Stool-Based Test Could Boost Colon Cancer Screening
    (20-Feb-2007)
    It's more accurate, and patients don't need to change diet beforehand

  • Study Sheds Light on Genetics of Colorectal Cancer
    (14-Feb-2007)
    Mutation can be passed from mother to child, researchers report

  • Race, Income Barriers to Colon Cancer Screening
    (13-Feb-2007)
    Medicare study shows big differences by ethnicity and state

  • Vitamin D Studies Show Promise for Reducing Cancers
    (12-Feb-2007)
    Certain doses of supplements may prevent half of breast, two-thirds of colorectal cases

  • Health Tip: Having Endoscopy?
    (09-Feb-2007)
    What's involved

  • Aging Population Is Boosting Europe's Cancer Rate: Study
    (07-Feb-2007)
    Antismoking campaigns and other efforts can slow the trend, experts say

  • Health Tip: About Colon Polyps
    (06-Feb-2007)
    Most are benign, but should be tested for cancer

  • Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

  • Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

  • Insurance Doesn't Cure Health-Care Disparities
    (21-Dec-2006)
    Blacks with colon cancer still have worse outcomes, study finds

  • Medicare Coverage of Colorectal Screening Helps Early Detection
    (19-Dec-2006)
    More patients diagnosed at preliminary, highly treatable stage

  • Colonoscopies Should Last at Least 6 Minutes
    (13-Dec-2006)
    Study shows higher detection rate with longer exams

  • Combined Imaging Improves Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis
    (05-Dec-2006)
    Computer tomography and positron emission tomography at once benefits patients, study finds

  • Colon Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
    (27-Nov-2006)
    Scientist used an antibody from a cancer-resilient patient

  • Health Tip: Reduce Your Chances of Colon Cancer
    (22-Nov-2006)
    If you're at greater risk, get screened

  • New Links Detailed Between Diet, Cancer Risk
    (16-Nov-2006)
    Benefits seen for soy in women, fish in men, vitamin E-rich foods in male smokers

  • Colon Cancer Screening Rates Rising
    (13-Nov-2006)
    But VA study finds colonoscopy's share of screening is on the decline

  • Men Face Higher Colon Cancer Risk
    (01-Nov-2006)
    But the finding is no reason to screen women later, experts say

  • Curry Ingredient May Help Fight Alzheimer's
    (27-Oct-2006)
    Curcumin spurs immune cells to 'eat up' brain plaques, early study shows

  • Colon Cancer Screening Is Saving Lives
    (26-Oct-2006)
    One study shows a real decline in deaths, another suggests 10-year colonoscopy interval is safe

  • Red Wine May Cut Risk of Colorectal Cancer
    (23-Oct-2006)
    No protective effect found for white wine, study concludes

  • Grape Seed May Be a Cancer Fighter
    (18-Oct-2006)
    In mouse study, extract shrank colon tumors by 44 percent

  • Vectibix Treats Colorectal Cancer That's Spread
    (27-Sep-2006)
    Drug can slow or stop growing tumors

  • New Tools to Predict Genetic Risk for Colorectal Cancer
    (26-Sep-2006)
    The target is Lynch syndrome, the most common hereditary form of the disease

  • Scientists Map Genetic Codes for Breast, Colon Cancers
    (07-Sep-2006)
    Step lays groundwork for better, targeted treatments, experts say

  • Celebrex Has 'No Role' Against Colon Cancer
    (30-Aug-2006)
    It helps prevent polyps but doubles users' heart dangers, two studies find

  • Curry May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
    (02-Aug-2006)
    Chemicals in popular spice decreased polyp sizes, study finds

  • Targeted Methods Boost Minority Colon Cancer Screening
    (24-Jul-2006)
    More Chinese-Americans got the test when informed in their own language

  • Holocaust Survivors at Higher Long-Term Cancer Risk
    (30-Jun-2006)
    The deprivation they faced is probably to blame, researchers say

  • Genetic Screening Model Identifies Colon Cancer Risk
    (28-Jun-2006)
    It can also guide treatment for those already diagnosed with the disease, study says

  • Do-It-Yourself Medicine Makes Inroads
    (22-Jun-2006)
    New tests enhance self-screening, improve management of chronic conditions

  • Better Lymph Node Analysis May Improve Colon Cancer Treatment
    (21-Jun-2006)
    Study shows it can help patients avoid unnecessary therapies

  • Technology May Bring Kinder, Gentler Colonoscopy
    (24-May-2006)
    Computer guidance and better sedation could lessen discomfort, experts say

  • Colonoscopy Benefits Last Longer Than Thought
    (23-May-2006)
    Study finds the screen may protect more than the recommended 10-year interval

  • Key Factors Spur Older Cancer Patients to Quit Chemo
    (03-May-2006)
    Colon cancer study cites frailty, lack of support as important to this decision

  • Low Folate Levels Could Cut Colon Cancer Risk
    (25-Apr-2006)
    The surprising finding has experts urging caution

  • Better Minority Cancer Screening a Phone Call Away
    (17-Apr-2006)
    Reminding women it's time for mammogram or Pap smear works, experts say

  • Colonoscopy Still Best Defense Against Colorectal Cancer
    (12-Apr-2006)
    A healthy lifestyle helps, but regular screens are 'gold standard,' experts say

  • Scientists Seek Cancer's Early Warning Signs
    (07-Apr-2006)
    A number of efforts could yield real rewards

  • Celebrex Might Protect Against Colon Cancer
    (03-Apr-2006)
    Lowered incidence of precancerous lesions found in two studies

  • Smoking, Drinking Linked to Early Onset of Colorectal Cancer
    (28-Mar-2006)
    Finding suggests need for some people to be screened before age 50, researchers say

  • Antidepressants May Fight Colorectal Cancer
    (27-Mar-2006)
    Study finds lower incidence in people taking SSRI drugs

  • New Pill Cleanses Bowel Before Colonoscopy
    (22-Mar-2006)
    For people who can't tolerate liquid preparations

  • Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives
    (11-Mar-2006)
    During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, experts are urging Americans to get tested

  • Health Tip: Colonoscopy Can Detect Early Signs of Cancer
    (06-Mar-2006)
    Here's what you'll have to do

  • Targeting Liver Extends Metastatic Colon Cancer Survival
    (02-Mar-2006)
    Delivery system pumps drug directly to the organ, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Rare Condition Predisposes People to Cancer
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent

  • Exercise May Not Shield Women from Colorectal Cancer
    (17-Feb-2006)
    Study finds no link, but more research could still show a benefit, experts say

  • Calcium, Vitamin D Won't Protect Older Women From Fracture
    (15-Feb-2006)
    Daily supplements won't shield this group from colon cancer, either, study finds

  • Low-Fat Diets Don't Protect Postmenopausal Women
    (07-Feb-2006)
    Trio of studies found no effect on risk of breast and colon cancer, or heart disease

  • Cancer Screening Rates Remain Unchanged
    (30-Jan-2006)
    Despite effective tests, not enough people are taking advantage of them, report finds

  • Hysterectomy Reduces Cancer Odds for High-Risk Women
    (18-Jan-2006)
    Those with Lynch syndrome may benefit from removal of uterus and ovaries, study reports

  • New Screening Combo May Improve Colorectal Cancer Testing
    (05-Jan-2006)
    It can often eliminate need for colonoscopy, researchers say

  • Cholesterol Drugs Don't Prevent Colon Cancer
    (03-Jan-2006)
    Two studies douse hopes for statins pulling double duty

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers
    (28-Dec-2005)
    But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

  • Aggressive Immune Response Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients
    (21-Dec-2005)
    The discovery may lead to more effective treatments, researchers say

  • Fiber May Not Protect Against Colorectal Cancer
    (13-Dec-2005)
    The largest study ever found no reduced risk

  • More Colon Cancer Patients Get Chemotherapy
    (06-Dec-2005)
    But one-third are still missing out on the therapy, study finds

  • Laser Surgery Effective for Liver Cancer, Research Shows
    (29-Nov-2005)
    But not all surgeons agree the method is as good a standard surgery

  • Computer Detection Improves Virtual Colonoscopy
    (29-Nov-2005)
    Researchers spotted 89.3 percent of patients with polyps 10 millimeters or larger

  • Radiation Therapy Raises Hip Fracture Risk
    (22-Nov-2005)
    Women receiving the treatment for pelvic cancers need monitoring, experts say

  • Enzyme Might Be Culprit in Skin Cancer's Spread
    (03-Nov-2005)
    Helps tumor cells move around body; finding could lead to therapies, experts say

  • Diabetes Raises Colon Cancer Risk
    (01-Nov-2005)
    Findings highlight the need for proper colorectal screening in diabetics

  • Young Blacks at Higher Colon Cancer Risk
    (31-Oct-2005)
    They're also more prone to tough-to-spot right-sided cancers, researchers report

  • Women More Prone to Tobacco-Linked Colon Cancer
    (31-Oct-2005)
    And a second study finds colonoscopy safely benefits patients over 70

  • Chewing Gum Speeds Surgery Recovery
    (27-Oct-2005)
    Patients who chewed went home a day earlier after colon operation

  • Gene Discovery Could Broaden Cancer Research
    (27-Oct-2005)
    Rearranged genes may help trigger many malignancies, experts say

  • Oxygen Reduces Risk of Wound Infection
    (25-Oct-2005)
    The higher the mixture, the lower the likelihood of problems, study finds

  • Blood Test Might Spot Colon Cancer
    (25-Oct-2005)
    It may prove a less invasive screening option for those at risk, experts say

  • Colonscopy Not Advised for Sick Elderly
    (10-Oct-2005)
    Study finds its risks may outweigh potential benefits

  • Doctor-Focused Colorectal Screening Campaign Fails
    (10-Oct-2005)
    Despite outreach, physicians exposed to the program didn't raise patient screening rates

  • Common Gene Variant May Help Spur Cancer
    (04-Oct-2005)
    Nearly 14 percent of Americans carry the TGFBR1*6A gene type, experts say

  • Health Tip: Prevent Colon Cancer
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Suggestions to minimize your risk

  • Gene Defect Could Cause Colon Cancer
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Testing for the defect might pinpoint those at higher risk, researchers say

  • Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Colorectal Cancer Risk, But ...
    (23-Aug-2005)
    The finding comes with a warning: it can also cause gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Fiber Guards Against Colon Cancer
    (07-Aug-2005)
    Eating recommended amount could reduce risk by as much as 40 percent

  • Study Finds Virtual Colonoscopy Spots More Than Colon Cancer
    (03-Aug-2005)
    But experts disagree over the value of the technology

  • Many New Yorkers Skip Colon Cancer Screening
    (25-Jul-2005)
    Findings may reflect national trends, researchers say

  • No Evidence Calcium Fights Colon Cancer
    (20-Jul-2005)
    It does seem to reduce benign polyps, however

  • Less-Invasive Colon Surgery May Be Safer
    (18-Jul-2005)
    Study finds lower risk of post-operative complications with laparoscopic technique

  • Sigmoidoscopy Helps Catch Colon Cancer
    (05-JUL-2005)
    High acceptance and strong detection rates make test worthwhile, study finds

  • Little Radiation Threat From 'Virtual Colonoscopy'
    (01-JUL-2005)
    It uses CT scanning to visualize length of colon

  • Oral Chemotherapy Drug an Option for Colon Cancer
    (29-JUN-2005)
    Study finds it's effective and well-tolerated among those with advanced disease

  • Hispanics, Blacks at Raised Colon Cancer Risk
    (27-JUN-2005)
    U.S. minorities more prone to advanced disease than whites, study finds

  • Keyhole Surgery Works with Colon Cancer
    (22-JUN-2005)
    Less invasive technique effective, with faster recovery time, less pain

  • Folk Remedy, Food Spice May Fight Cancer
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Scientists embark on major study of propolis and turmeric

  • Gene-Modified Virus Targets Tumor Cells
    (09-JUN-2005)
    It extended survival of patients with metastatic colon cancer

  • Science Finds New Class of Cancer Genes
    (08-JUN-2005)
    They have links to lymphomas, colorectal tumors

  • Non-Surgical Treatment Boosts Liver Cancer Survival
    (27-MAY-2005)
    Ablation therapy uses needle to destroy inoperable tumors

  • Shark Cartilage Fails as Cancer Therapy
    (25-MAY-2005)
    In new trial, many patients dropped out early because of side effects

  • Statins May Help Prevent Colon Cancer
    (25-MAY-2005)
    Promising results for cholesterol-lowering drugs in observational study

  • Colon CT Scans as Accurate as Colonscopy
    (20-MAY-2005)
    They might give patients a more comfortable, less invasive option

  • Obesity Ups Risk for Colon, Throat Cancers
    (19-MAY-2005)
    Staying trim can help reduce the odds, researchers say

  • Colonoscopy Beats Sigmoidoscopy in Women
    (18-MAY-2005)
    Extensive procedure finds more precancerous polyps, study finds

  • Colonoscopy Can Miss Some Cancers
    (17-MAY-2005)
    Study finds specialists are best at spotting malignancies

  • Lifestyle Changes Can Curtail Cancer's Return
    (16-MAY-2005)
    Studies find low-fat diets fight breast cancer; aspirin does same against colon cancer

  • Steady Gains Made Against Digestive Cancers
    (14-MAY-2005)
    Researchers tweaking chemotherapy regimens with good results

  • 'Keyhole' Surgery Found Effective for Colorectal Cancer
    (13-MAY-2005)
    But there are a limited number of qualified surgeons for the small-incision procedure

  • Silencing a Key Cancer Gene
    (09-MAY-2005)
    Technique suppresses mutations found in one-third of tumors

  • Online Tool Checks Need for Cancer Screening
    (06-MAY-2005)
    Cancer Society's 'Great American Health Check' launched this week

  • Stars Light the Way to Cancer Screening
    (04-MAY-2005)
    Celebrity-driven campaigns spurring rise in colon, breast, prostate exams

  • Vitamin B6 Cuts Colon Cancer Risk
    (04-MAY-2005)
    High daily intake reduced odds by 58 percent, study found

  • Gene Screen Could Spot Those at Colon Cancer Risk
    (04-MAY-2005)
    About 2% of cases are linked to familial mutation, study finds

  • Genetic Defect Calls for Colon Cancer Screening
    (26-APR-2005)
    Risk lower in those with familial risk minus the mutation, study finds

  • Turning Fearsome Viruses Into Cancer Foes
    (20-APR-2005)
    Scientists are using herpes, measles bugs to destroy malignant cells

  • Painkillers May Protect Against Colon Cancer
    (18-APR-2005)
    Celebrex, combined with cholesterol drug, worked on lab animals

  • Health Tip: Colon Polyps
    (13-APR-2005)
    Smoking increases risk of precancerous growths

  • in Helps Control Cancer's Spread
    (13-APR-2005)
    Brain tumor discovery may help fight other malignancies

  • Black Women Need to Guard Against Colon Cancer
    (09-APR-2005)
    Group says it's second most common cancer among this group

  • Radiation for Prostate Cancer May Make Rectal Cancer More Likely
    (01-APR-2005)
    Overall risk for rectal tumors remains low, however

  • Healthy Change, Early Screening Can Cut Cancer Rates
    (31-MAR-2005)
    Cancer Society report finds some successes, many challenges

  • Cake, Candles and Colon Cancer Screening
    (30-MAR-2005)
    American Cancer Society offers birthday e-reminders to those over 50

  • Colonoscopy: Too Much of a Good Thing?
    (28-MAR-2005)
    Some people get checked too often, while others are reluctant to be screened

  • Primary Care Office Strategies May Boost Colon Cancer Screening
    (28-MAR-2005)
    Simple steps heightened patient awareness of need for testing, study finds

  • Blood Compound Won't Predict Colon Cancer Risk
    (23-MAR-2005)
    C-reactive protein fails to meet expectations, study finds

  • Compound Could Stop Cancer Growth
    (22-MAR-2005)
    It might prove effective against a third of malignancies, discoverers say

  • Gene May Be New Cancer Treatment Target
    (18-MAR-2005)
    Blocking action of MTHFR gene shrank tumors in mice

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Is Less Invasive But Less Reliable
    (12-MAR-2005)
    Studies suggest the technique still needs refinement

  • U.S. Adults Still Not Colon Cancer-Savvy
    (10-MAR-2005)
    More are familiar with American Idol than their risk for the disease, survey finds

  • More Can Be Done to Stop Colon Cancer
    (01-MAR-2005)
    American Cancer Society urging better prevention, wider screening

  • Viruses are Vaccines' New Anti-Cancer Weapon
    (25-FEB-2005)
    They prime the immune system to attack malignant cells, scientists say

  • Health Tip: The Ins and Outs of Colonoscopy
    (22-FEB-2005)
    Know what to expect

  • Lung, Colon Cancers Major Killers in Europe
    (17-FEB-2005)
    Over 1.7 million Europeans died from cancer in 2004, report finds

  • Coffee Cuts Liver Cancer Risk
    (15-FEB-2005)
    And decaf reduces colorectal cancer risk, another study finds

  • Screening Technique Helps Spot Bladder Cancer Early
    (15-FEB-2005)
    Urine test relies on cancer-linked protein marker

  • Birth Weight Linked to Cancer Risk
    (07-FEB-2005)
    Big babies have higher rate of breast cancer, certain others, in adulthood, study suggests

  • Drug Combo Extends Colon Cancer Survival
    (27-JAN-2005)
    Avastin plus three other agents effective against advanced disease

  • New Colon Cancer Marker Found
    (21-JAN-2005)
    Levels of molecule may predict severity of disease and survival, researchers say

  • Single Fecal Test Inadequate for Detecting Colon Cancer
    (17-JAN-2005)
    Doctors not using more accurate six-sample home method enough

  • Steady Diet of Red Meat Increases Colon Cancer Risk
    (11-JAN-2005)
    People who consumed a lot over long period of time upped chances by 50 percent

  • Elderly Avoiding Colorectal Cancer Screening
    (10-JAN-2005)
    Many on Medicare don't seek help until symptoms appear, study shows

  • DNA Test for Colon Cancer a Mixed Bag
    (22-DEC-2004)
    Pricey test beats blood screen, but falls short of colonoscopy

  • Colonoscopy Bests CT Scans and X-rays
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Detects almost twice as many polyps as other procedures

  • Cheap Test Can Close Colorectal Screening Gap
    (01-DEC-2004)
    Fecal blood test can reach those other methods can't

  • Selenium May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
    (16-NOV-2004)
    Study suggests but doesn't prove benefits of mineral

  • Colon Cancer Drug Wins Additional Approval
    (05-NOV-2004)
    OK to combine with chemo after tumor removal

  • Obese Women More Likely to Get Colorectal Cancer
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Face greater risk than obese men, study finds

  • Smoking Ups Risk of Colon Polyps
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Study finds chances three times greater than for nonsmokers

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Not Ready for Prime Time
    (01-NOV-2004)
    Despite advances, it still has radiation risks and accuracy problems, new study finds

  • Hispanics, Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Colon Cancer
    (25-OCT-2004)
    They skip screenings when not reminded by doctors, new study finds.

  • New 'Superaspirin' Prevents Colon Cancer in Mice
    (19-OCT-2004)
    And it works without causing gastrointestinal bleeding, study finds

  • Apple Skins Might Keep Colon Cancer Away
    (19-OCT-2004)
    Second study finds gout drug could offer similar benefits

  • Insulin Therapy Linked to Colorectal Cancer
    (01-OCT-2004)
    Duration of therapy may elevate risk, small study suggests

  • Vitamin Supplements May Boost Cancer Risk
    (30-SEP-2004)
    Study finds no protective effect against gastrointestinal tumors

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Gains Respect
    (08-SEP-2004)
    The imaging technique shows promise, but obstacles remain

  • Health Tip: Prevent Colorectal Cancer
    (06-SEP-2004)
    Get screened, even if you have no symptoms

  • Virtual Colonoscopy Shows Promise
    (01-SEP-2004)
    While not perfect, it could become key screening tool for cancer, researchers say

  • Cancer Drug Warning Won't Change Its Use
    (26-AUG-2004)
    Avastin advisory on side effects based on updated trial data

  • Doctors Doing Too Many Colonoscopies
    (16-AUG-2004)
    Confusing guidelines might be the reason why, study finds

  • Chemo Offers No Long-Term Survival Benefit for Colon Cancer
    (03-AUG-2004)
    But the drug regimens studied are no longer recommended by doctors

  • New Colorectal Cancer Drug Raises Hopes, Questions
    (21-JUL-2004)
    Doctors debate its effectiveness and cost

  • Milk Helps Prevent Colon Cancer
    (06-JUL-2004)
    A glass a day reduces risk, study finds